Winnie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-11

It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.

Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!

"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."

Skill Comment We focused on Grade
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Winnie began her day practicing her ‘place training’ again, still focusing on duration and teaching her ‘break’ as her release marker. Winnie was a little more distracted today as there were more dogs in the classroom, but she still performed well. The trainer was still able to take multiple steps away from her as she remained on the bed, which is awesome. The trainer again focused on throwing a treat to lure her off the bed while saying her release word ‘break’. She still does not understand the word break, so keep pairing it with the treat lure for now. Great work, Winnie! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Winnie continued to practice her ‘drop’ skill, still working on the foundation. She did super well! Winnie was able to go into a drop from a stand beautifully with the use of a treat lure. The trainer began to pair this movement with her ‘drop’ command, conditioning her so when she hears ‘drop’, she will lay down. About half way through the session, the trainer stopped using a treat lure and instead swapped it for a flat hand motion moving downwards to the ground. Winnie responded really well to this! She was able to drop with the hand motion, but she had to be rewarded almost immediately after, just before she gets out of her drop! Keep working on this at home as well as her duration while in it. To do this, “yes” and reward her frequently while she is in a drop, throw a treat away and pair it with “break”. Repeat. So proud, Winnie! Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: To finish up, Winnie was introduced to her ‘paws up’ skill, focusing on the foundation. Safe to say, she loved it! She was a little cautious at first, but once she realised treatos were involved, she could not get enough! She started on a still pod, but moved up to a wobble board! She was a little more hesitant with the wobble board as she has not quite mastered the balancing, but practice will make perfect and it will help her confidence heaps! Keep practicing this skill at home and test her on different objects; bowls, pans, boxes, etc. Awesome stuff today, Winnie! Focus: Foundation B

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A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.

X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.

 

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